Morning Was Charming, The

DESCRIPTION: The hunters rise early to follow the stag or hare. In some versions the hare is killed. In another, at day's end hunters are warned "to govern their passions ... and see heaven at last when he sees no more hounds"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1785 (_ The Humming Bird_)
KEYWORDS: hunting nonballad animal dog horse
FOUND IN: Britain(England(South))
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Williams-FolkSongsOfTheUpperThames, p. 59, "The Morning Was Charming" (1 text) (also Williams-Wiltshire-WSRO Ox 236)
Palmer-EnglishCountrySongbook, "Hare Hunting Song" (1 text, 1 tune)
ADDITIONAL: The Humming Bird (Canterbury, 1785 (third edition) ("Digitized by Google")), p. 3, ("The morning is charming, all nature looks gay") (1 text)

Roud #580
cf. "The Red, Rosy Morning" (same theme and shared lines)
File: WT059

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